Ukraine's "punitive" operation in the south east of the country, has killed the final hope to keep the Geneva Accord alive, the spokesman of Russia's President Vladimir Putin said.
According to Russian state news agency Voice of Russia, the spokesman added that President Putin will send his representative to south east Ukraine for talks.
European Union foreign ministers added 13 people to their visa ban and asset freeze list over Ukraine's crisis.
Well that’s the voting over, and no surprises so far. A ‘Yes’ vote claimed to be 89% in Donetsk, and suddenly Ukraine is no more.
Nearly 90 percent of voters in eastern Ukrainian region voted for self-rule, the head of the separatist election commission said.